#5 Georgetown Defeats #9 Penn State in Women's Lacrosse
April 23, 2003 WASHINGTON, DC - Junior midfielder Gloria Lozano (Pittsburgh, Pa./Sewickley) scored four goals and an assist in the second period to lift the #5 Georgetown University Hoyas to a 19-9 victory over #9 Penn State in women’s lacrosse action on Wednesday, April 23, on North Kehoe Field. Senior attacker Wick Stanwick (Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep) contributed three goals and three assists, while sophomore midfielder Ali Chambers (Valley Cottage, N.Y./Nyack) added two goals and two assists to the winning effort. The win improved the Hoyas’ overall record to 11-3 overall (5-0 BIG EAST), while Penn State drops to 7-7 (4-0 ALC) on the season.
Junior midfielder Katie Hartman led the Nittany Lions with three goals and an assist on the afternoon. Freshman midfielder Shari Maslin and junior midfielder Jamie Donahue chipped in two goals apiece to PSU’s losing cause.
Donahue scored the first goal of the day, off an assist from Colleen O’Hara, four minutes, 23 seconds into the game to give Penn State a 1-0 lead, but Stanwick set Chambers up for a goal 29 seconds later to knot the score at 1-1. Within 16 seconds, O’Hara gave the Nittany Lions a 2-1 lead off an assist from Emily Chambers. It would be the last Penn State lead of the game. The Hoyas took control, reeling off four straight goals to go up 5-2. Senior midfielder Liz Ryan (Baltimore, Md./Roland Park Country School) began the run at 24:52 when she picked up a pass from Chambers and fired it into the net. Senior attacker Tracy Weickel (Huntington, N.Y./Huntington) was the next Hoya to score when she converted on a free position shot at 22:07. Weickel then assisted on Stanwick’s first goal of the afternoon at the 19:38 mark. Sophomore attacker Sarah Oliphant (Annapolis, Md./Annapolis) tallied the fourth goal of the run at 15:59, with Ryan credited with the assist. Maslin made it 5-3 with an unassisted tally at 11:12, but Stanwick and Ryan (on a free position) responded with back-to-back goals to push the GU lead to 8-4. Hartman notched one more for the Nittany Lions at 6:44, but it would be junior attacker Anouk Peters (Ipswich, Mass./Millbrook School) who would close out the first half scoring with a goal with just 36.7 seconds remaining. Chambers picked up the assist. The Hoyas went into intermission with a 9-5 lead.
The second half began just like the first as Penn State recorded the first goal of the period. Donahue tallied the unassisted goal at 25:40. Lozano then went to work, scoring her first goal of the day at 24:48, but Havrilla answered for Penn State 22 seconds later to make the score 10-7. The Hoyas began to pull away. Peters found the back of the net at 20:12, off an assist from sophomore midfielder Lauryn Bernier (Strafford, Pa./Conestoga). Lozano then notched her second and third goals at 19:05 and 17:42, respectively, to give Georgetown a 13-7 advantage. Maslin managed a PSU goal at 17:04, but GU embarked on another three-goal run. Sophomore attacker Hollis Pica (Hunt Valley, Md./Notre Dame Prep) scored her second goal of the season, which was followed by goals from junior defender Michi Ellers (Swarthmore, Pa./Strath Haven) and Lozano. Lozano assisted on Ellers’ goal, while Stanwick earned the assist on Lozano’s fourth tally of the day. The Nittany Lions were able to score once more, an unassisted goal from Hartman at 5:45, but Georgetown controlled the draw and the ball to cruise the rest of the way. Ryan, Chambers and freshman attacker Lucy Poole (Lutherville, Md./Towson) scored a goal each to give the Hoyas a 19-9 victory. Poole’s goal was the first of her collegiate career as a Hoya.
Sophomore Sarah Robinson (Great Falls, Va./St. Mark’s School) and freshman Dosha Stright (West Chester, Pa./Westtown School) split time in goal for the Hoyas. Robinson played 32 minutes, rejecting nine Penn State shots while allowing four goals. Stright saw 28 minutes of action and allowed five PSU goals. The Nittany Lions’ goalkeeper, sophomore Lee Tortorelli, turned away 13 Hoya shots on goal while giving up all 19 GU goals.Georgetown closes out the 2003 regular season with a BIG EAST contest on Sunday, April 27. The Huskies of the University of Connecticut pay a visit to North Kehoe Field for a 1:00 p.m. game.